A collection of VIEWS taken in Paris, France over the course of several years.
My first time visiting Paris was during college, when I had the opportunity to do a semester abroad. I lived at the Pavillon Le Corbusier building designed by Le Corbusier located at the Cité Internationale Universitaire for four months, during a time in my life where everything seemed to overflow with an overwhelming sense of newness. It was my first time in Europe and I don’t think I was fully prepared for it’s grandiosity. Walking the cobble stones in Montmartre and thinking of the famous artists who walked the same path felt so daunting to me - who was I in comparison to these greats who filled this city of light? When I came back the second time, the city felt familiar in a way I hadn’t expected being that almost 10 years had passed. And every time since it feels like visiting that kind of old friend where you can go years without speaking but when you do you simply pick up where you left off like no time has passed.
ABOUT THE SERIES:
“VIEWS” is an ongoing series exploring the transient nature of reality and perseverance within solitude. It’s the action of watching the clouds silently track time against the blank canvas of the sky, and the blossoms unapologetically devour branches. Baring witness to buildings sitting calmly waiting in the absence of people, and the ocean dancing with intuition. These are the views where I listen to the stillness that surrounds me, sometimes she is bursting forward with a scream, sometimes she whispers softly as I pass her by. These are the moments where calmness meets drive, where I can hear deep breaths of life, along with heavy sighs.